Department of the Environment and Heritage, 2005
ISSN 1441 9335
Outcomes and outputs
The department receives annual funding to deliver a set of outputs that contribute to achieving two outcomes:
Outcome 1: The environment, especially those aspects that are matters of national environmental significance, is protected and conserved.
- Output 1.1 : Atmosphere
- Output 1.2 : Biodiversity
- Output 1.3 : Coasts and oceans
- Output 1.4 : Environmental assessment and approvals
- Output 1.5 : Heritage
- Output 1.6 : Human settlements
- Output 1.7 : Inland waters
- Output 1.8 : Land management
- Output 1.9 : Parks and reserves
- Output 1.10 : Climate change
Outcome 2: Australia’s interests in Antarctica are advanced
- Output 2.1: Influence in Antarctic Treaty System
- Output 2.2: Protecting the Antarctic environment
- Output 2.3: Understanding global climate system
- Output 2.4: Undertake scientific work of practical, economic or national significance
The department changed its outputs for the 2004-05 additional estimates statement to accommodate the functions of the Australian Greenhouse Office and the National Oceans Office. Output 1.3 (originally just ‘coasts’) was revised to accommodate marine functions. Output 1.10 (‘climate change’) was added.
The department subsequently reviewed its outputs structure and developed a new structure in consultation with the minister and the Department of Finance and Administration. The new structure appeared in the 2005-06 portfolio budget statement. The department will report against the new structure in 2006. See also Managing the department.